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Binding from Claricia Psalter


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Description Binding is original. Original (or possibly thirteenth- or fourteenth-century) beech boards covered by much-abraded leather with five metal bosses on upper and lower boards; remains of leather straps visible; thirteenth- or fourteenth-century charters used as pastedowns on both boards (lower board pastedown now numbered as final folio).
Provenance Made for an abbey in southern Germany, probably the Benedictine house of SS. Ulrich and Afra in Augsburg [Ulrich and Afra appear in the calendar and are depicted on fol. 131v; thirteenth-century note in German, top of fol. 2r]; Bénigne-Charles Févret de Saint-Mémin (1770-1852) [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [bookplate originally on front pastedown, no longer extant]; Prince of Stolberg-Wernigerode, Zeisberg sale, Wernigerode, October 10, 1854, no. 37 [no. Za51 on spine]; G. Schar [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [G. Schar 20 on fol. 1r]; Léon Gruel collection, Paris, late 19th-early 20th century [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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late 12th-early 13th century (Medieval)
Medium
beech boards covered by much-abraded leather with five metal bosses on upper and lower boards; remains of leather straps visible; thirteenth- or fourteenth-century charters used as pastedowns on both boards (lower board pastedown now numbered as final folio)
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.26.binding
Measurements
H: 9 x W: 5 7/8 in. (22.8 x 15 cm)
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